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We've had a week to console ourselves over the loss of our pet. Thanks to all that emailed and comforted us. He was but a poor dog, but he was one of God's creatures and a member of our family.
It's been just a month since he went in for surgery to remove a tooth. If it seems to have happened very fast; then we did the right thing. The tumor on his upper jaw was keeping him from eating and without eating he wasn't taking his pain medicine. We didn't want him to suffer any longer, Pewaukee Veterinary Service was understanding enough to get us in right away, and now he's not suffering so, as hard as it was, we know we did the right thing.
It'd been so long since I just went out by myself and walked. I see others doing it and know how to do it, but no longed had reason or need. Snickers taught me the joy of walking and I wanted to keep it up if possible. I usually let him lead the way and he typically stuck to the surrounding neighborhood, only rarely getting nipped by someone's loose dog out in their yard.
I began the walk Saturday with no distance or direction in mind. Just start walking. My mind, of course, was on the dog, but as I passed by landmarks from my childhood I thought more and more about change and growth and friends through the years. Ended up a mile from home walking through woods of my childhood and along what I now know as Pebble Creek. I couldn't have taken the dog there anyway because all the stickers and prickers would have tangled in his fur. It was a fun time and I made a little slideshow to share it with you.
The Last Battle
1. If it should be that I grow frail and weak And pain should keep me from my sleep, Then will you do what must be done, For this -- the last battle -- can't be won. You will be sad I understand, But don't let grief then stay your hand, For on this day, more than the rest, Your love and friendship must stand the test. We have had so many happy years, You wouldn't want me to suffer so. When the time comes, please, let me go. Take me to where to my needs they'll tend, Only, stay with me till the end And hold me firm and speak to me Until my eyes no longer see. I know in time you will agree It is a kindness you do to me. Although my tail its last has waved, From pain and suffering I have been saved. Don't grieve that it must be you Who has to decide this thing to do; We've been so close -- we two -- these years, Don't let your heart hold any tears. -- Unknown